Conco Wood Working Sun, 02 Oct 2022 01:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Conco Wood Working 32 32 Doncic, Hardy, McGee, Wood and Green all shone during the scrimmage Sat, 01 Oct 2022 21:48:28 +0000

Although his blue team lost to the white team, 86-85, in overtime, in a Saturday afternoon scrimmage at American Airlines Center assistant coach Jared Dudley couldn’t help but sing the praises of rookie goaltender Jaden Hardy.

Playing like a crafty veteran, Hardy collected 15 of his 18 points in the second half while looking very comfortable on the court. He also converted a record four three-pointers.

“I think the positives for our team, for Les Bleues, is rookie Hardy,” Dudley said. “(It was good) to see his gift for wanting to pull off the big shots, whether it’s a success or a failure.

“His ability to want to get in the lane and pressure them is what we need.”

Hardy graduated from high school in 2021 and averaged 17.7 points last season for the NBA’s G League Ignite. If Saturday is any indication of what’s to come, Hardy made the transition from the G League to the NBA so seamless – even if it was just a scrimmage.

“Really, I’m just going out there keeping the game simple and doing the right reading and making the game simple,” Hardy said. “I felt like just being there it was going to come to me. It was great to be there playing in front of the fans for the first time and just competing with the guys.

“But really, it’s done with all the work I’ve done this summer with Coach (Sean) Sweeney and Coach (Greg) St. Jean and then sitting down with Coach (Jason) Kidd this morning and getting what they wanted from me and applying it to our practices. That’s what helped me.

RobustHardy especially seemed to be on the same page with guard Spencer Dinwiddie on numerous occasions.

“It’s just applying open leads together,” Hardy said, “and him just being a vet and just giving me information and wanting to help me.”

That information certainly paid off on Saturday as at times – apart from the incomparable Luka Doncic – Hardy looked like the best perimeter player on the pitch.

Late in regulation, Hardy and Doncic each exchanged four baskets, with a three-pointer from Hardy giving his blue team the lead, 83-80, with just over a minute to play.

“What I’m really looking forward to is playing my first NBA game . . . and just going out there and competing with my teammates,” Hardy said. “We’re ready for the season and it’s going to be fun.”

MCGEE HAS SHOWN ITS VALUE: JaVale McGee wasted no time showing why the Mavs signed him to a three-year, $17.2 million free agent deal over the summer.

After a missed shot on the first play of the game, the 7-foot, 270-pound center maneuvered inside and scored on a tip. Shortly after, McGee scored on another tip, then powered inside for another field goal.

“JaVale is amazing,” assistant coach Kristi Toliver said. “His length and his athleticism is something we haven’t seen lately, so he’s obviously a treat coming from Phoenix.

“He’s a great guy, and I think that’s the most important thing. We have a dressing room full of very, very good young men, and theirMcGee basketball ability is a bonus.

McGee finished with 18 points and was largely responsible for the White team’s ability to hold on to victory. McGee even showed off his perimeter skills by scoring a three in the first half.

Toliver said: “JaVale, just his ability to lob, defensively using his length protecting the rim will be extremely valuable to us.”

Rookie Jaden Hardy was also impressed with McGee.

“McGee did a really good job,” Hardy said. “I feel like when he arrives he brings a lot of energy.

“He’s a good paint protector to have and he’s also a good vet to have for us youngsters.”

THE WOOD ATTACKED THE PAINT: As for the European leg, assistant coach Jared Dudley said center Christian Wood somewhat compares to Milwaukee Bucks superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.

And Wood certainly didn’t disappoint Saturday as he finished with 17 points after joining the Mavs in a trade last summer from the Houston Rockets.

“One thing about C-Wood, back when I was playing I trained with him,” Dudley said. “He has that Giannis-esque, Euro type (not) about the length and the athleticism that he is.

Wood“On the one hand, this is a great opportunity for C-Wood. Trading for him and being able to get a player like him who can post, who can shoot all three and chase the fence (that’s awesome).

Wood showed why he was wanted by the Mavs as he repeatedly drove to the basket and finished those plays with dunk shots. Dudley said Wood’s priority this season is, “For him defensively how he can get caught up in our system to play at a certain level to allow him to play 25-30 minutes a game.

“But offensively I wouldn’t call him a joker, but he’s the key for us to reach our full potential. I don’t think anyone would hesitate to say that. He has all the tools and that’s our job in as coaches of trying to pick our places so we can train him to be the player we want him to be.

GREEN WAS SILVER: Josh Green caught the eye of many Mavs coaches and fans on Saturday.

Not only was Green using his blistering speed to rush all over the field. But just before halftime, he buried a three-pointer, then stole and rushed downfield and negotiated a slam dunk just before the halftime buzzer.

Green, who scored 10 points on Saturday, made steady progress last season after producing lackluster numbers during his rookie campaign in the 2020-21 season when he was barely playing.

“If he’s not the best in form, he’s the closest,” assistant coach Jared Didley said. “His aggression is like night and day. Even his three-point shot.Josh Green earns more playing time.

“He catches and shoots from the wing, from the corner. He takes the shot and throws it, offensively, so he can get to the basket. You’ll see a huge jump from Josh Green.

TIE? WHAT TIE? : As regulation play drew to a close and the score was 83-83, coach Jason Kidd declared the game would end in a tie if no one else scored.

No one else scored in regulation time. But Kidd’s position has changed.

That changed when the players, led by point guard Luka Doncic, convinced Kidd to put two more minutes on the clock after regulation ended with the score tied at 83.

“We wanted to get it over with, so that’s how it went,” rookie goaltender Jaden Hardy said. “We couldn’t finish in a tie. Someone had to win.

Assistant coach Jared Dudley agreed. And so did the crowd of 7,520.

“For me, that crowd was phenomenal,” Dudley said. “I know it was Covid last year so it was tough. I’ve been on a lot of different teams and half-empty arenas, but the whole bottom bowl was sold out.

“It shows you the testament of the Mavericks fans. They won a championship here (2011) and last year they made the Western Conference Finals, so tip your hat to the Mavericks fans because it there were a lot of people today.

BRIEFLY: Luka Doncic led all scorers with 27 points. And he smiled all the time. Doncic scored 24 of his points in the second half Lucasand overtime. He also broke an 83-83 tie in overtime when he buried three free throws after being fouled by Theo Pinson. As the overtime period drew to a close, Pinson had a chance to redeem himself. But his wide-opening three-point shot at the overtime buzzer didn’t connect. . Everyone laughed when Davis Bertans sent Dorian Finney-Smith to the ground with a crossover dribble late in the second half. However, Bertans laughed when he failed to finish the game as his open three-pointer failed to fire the iron. . .After a slow start, Tim Hardaway Jr. hit back-to-back jumpers in the first half, then opened the second half with a trio of three-pointers in quick fashion while finishing the game with a game-high 20. the team led by the Blues. points. . Assistant coach Kristi Toliver described Saturday’s game as a good experience for everyone involved. “The idea was for the fans to have fun, and I think they did,” Toliver said. “I think our guys put on a great show for them. It was competitive. They looked for it, but they kept it light and fun, so it was a great time, a great Saturday. We just keep improving every day on both sides of the ball. As we continue to build our team chemistry and the guys get to know each other and their communication strengthens, I’m sure that will help us on the defensive side of the ball. And then offensively, we have one of the best players in the world (in Doncic), so obviously we will rely on him a lot. but we have great support around him. The guys have improved in the offseason. I look forward to seeing everyone’s contribution and seeing the growth. Obviously we have more goals this year than last year. Guys absorb that and run with it and understand that pressure is a privilege. There’s more pressure on us this year than last year and I think the guys are looking forward to this challenge.

Twitter: @DwainPrice

Ralph G. Newcomb – Waldo County VillageSoup Sat, 01 Oct 2022 01:56:54 +0000

BELFAST – Ralph G. “Bud” Newcomb died on September 22, 2022 at the Harbor Hill Center in Belfast.

Born in Winterport to GE Newcomb and Carolyn M. (Mingo) Newcomb on June 27, 1932, Ralph grew up in the Greater Bangor area and began working at age 16 at a local lumber camp. He joined the US Army in 1952 and was stationed in Washington, D.C.

After his stint in the service, he worked for Webber Oil and was a civilian employee at Dow Air Force Base. He started working for Lane Construction as a heavy equipment operator in 1972 and became a member of the International Union of Operations Engineers (IUOE Local 4). 2022 marked his 50th year in good standing with his union.

He also owned and operated Auto Body of Newcomb in Stockton Springs.

Bud retired from Lane’s in 1996 and later returned to work for Bowden and Sons of Orland. In his spare time, he enjoyed tending a vegetable garden, working with wood and helping out where needed.

He retired for good in 2018 to spend time with and care for his wife Avis during his battle with dementia.

He was predeceased by Avis in 2019 after 50 years of marriage.

He is survived by his children, Stephen Newcomb, Kathy Newcomb Billings, Regina Wascholl, Tammi Short and Shawn Newcomb, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He will be missed by all who knew him. He was especially grateful for the company of his friends and family during his later years. He looked forward to frequent visits from longtime friends Jamie Thomas and Leon Buzzell, and Sunday breakfast with close family friend Lisa Sanborn Gray. They were often joined by Cleo Redman and Bud’s son-in-law, Frank Short. He began each evening with a phone call to his sister-in-law Linda Stevens to recap the day’s events and mark the passing of another day.

Many people have stepped up to help Bud over the past few years, everyone mentioned above as well as son-in-law Larry Wascholl and grandson Chad Wascholl have done everything they can to make his life a little bit better.

The family would like to give a special thanks to everyone at Harbor Hill who helped keep Bud comfortable over the past few months and his final days.

Cremation arrangements and services are in the care of Young Funeral Home, Searsport (

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18 Latinx-Owned Brands Making Travel Gear We Love Thu, 29 Sep 2022 22:59:21 +0000

I’m a big fan of the brand’s leather bags, they’re functional, chic and well made. When I first used Cuyana small leather backpack, I was immediately impressed with the quality. I could tell it was a piece I would use for years and its style is timeless. I have been using the Easy Classic Tote for flights and overnight stays to hold a ton of items like my reusable water bottle, snacks, and a travel makeup bag. If I want to be a little more organized on the go, it’s easy to add the small tote if necessary. —Meaghan Kenny, Associate Business Writer


If my goal is to blend makeup smoothly onto my skin, Beautyblender’s spongy pear-shaped applicator sponges are right behind my actual hands. I’m not alone either. To date, over 6.5 million Beautyblenders have been sold. The product was created when Rea Ann Silva was working on set as a makeup artist for the TV series girlfriends-she shaped it to avoid the inconveniences of working with an airbrush. The Beautyblender brand also sells other products including makeup, cleansers and brushes, but this one remains my favorite. It’s really hard to have too many. —Alex Erdekian, Travel Reservations Editor


Founded by Swedish Latina Babba C. Rivera, Ceremonia is a clean hair care brand inspired by the beauty rituals of the Latinx community. The first product I tried was the best selling scalp oil, Aceite of Moska. The signature guava scent is deliciously addictive – not to mention it makes my hair look healthier than it has in years – so I quickly switched to the brand’s. shampoo and conditioner as well. Me, with many of my friends at Travelerswear by the Guava Rescue Spray, too. It’s a detangler with UV and heat protection that’s been a lifesaver both before and after surf lessons this summer. —Mercedes Bleth, Global Associate Director of Social


Peruvian brand Capittana, run by a brother-and-sister duo, creates the exact types of pieces you want to take on a tropical vacation – bikinis, cover-ups, loungewear – most of which are hand-knit or team-crocheted of women. All to say, they are gorgeous, and few parts are exactly the same. Capittana is supplied by a number of US stores: colored and crochet bikinis at Urban Outfitters, long mesh skirts and Pants at Bloomingdale’s, and a mix of resort wear at Intermix. Just be prepared for people to constantly ask you about your outfit at the hotel pool. -MRS

Farm Rio

For on-trend dresses that will make a splash on vacation, look no further than Farm Rio. The Rio de Janeiro-based brand makes fabulous Dresses, combinationsand two piece sets in bright colors with effortlessly fun prints – think playful repeating hearts, wildlife and animal patterns, and lots of florals. In 1997, the founders set out to create a clothing line that embodied the feminine spirit and vibrant colors of Rio, and in the more than two decades since they’ve built a cult brand that’s sold online, in its own boutiques across Brazil and in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Paris, and in Nordström. —MF

Selva Negra

Selva Negra, founded by Mexican and Filipina American Kristen Gonzalez, makes the kind of clothes I always dream of wearing on my travels. Imagine flowing jumpsuits, linen dresses, ribbed cotton tank tops, floaty drawstring shorts and more, all made in durable fabrics and soothing colorways (many styles also range from XS to 4XL). You can buy Selva Negra on its website, and some select pieces, like the dreamy hibiscus pink linen pants and jacket— are available on Madewell too. -MRS


I stumbled across Wray like I do with most exciting new brands: while scrolling through my Instagram feed. Named after founder Wray Serna, Wray has quickly gained influence for its sustainable and inclusive designs (XXS – 6XL), ethical practices and range of bold prints and vibrant colors that remain in continuous rotation. I’ve purchased a few pieces over the past year, but my favorite purchase has been the Tillmans long-sleeved dress– it has become a go-to option for work and parties. —Lale Arikoglu, Editor of Articles

Carla Fernández

Carla Fernández’s eponymous label is one of Mexico’s coolest, creating everything from tunics to jumpsuits to leather handbags, often with bold details like macro prints or bright tassels. His North Star “preserves and revitalizes the textile heritage of Mexico’s indigenous and mestizo communities.” She sells her stuff online, but I suggest you stop by one of her boutiques in Mexico City or her outpost in Mérida. Seeing the details of his IRL creations makes the price quite understandable. (The shops themselves are also gorgeous.) —MS

More top Latinx-owned brands to buy:

Courtesy of Collectiva Concepción

Collective design

With a mission to preserve the ancestral skills and lifestyle of rural Mexican artisans, Concepción Orvañanos launched Collectiva Concepción in 2019, a luxury womenswear brand rooted in slow fashion. Orvañanos and chief designer Huguette Hubard collaborate with more than 230 artisans from 40 rural communities like the Poconichim community in Chiapas, a southern Mexican state bordering Guatemala, and the Mazahua communities in Michoacán to create the brand’s line of pieces woven cotton fabrics, some of which feature pre-Hispanic design techniques. The result is a line of collectibles like Cotton Luciana dress produced by the Venustiano Carranza community, also in Chiapas.

Courtesy of Port Zienna/Sandra Arenas

Port Zienna

After working in luxury for more than 10 years and being appalled by the pollution of the environment and the exploitation of workers by the industry, Francesca Canepa launched Port Zienna in July 2017 with the desire to offer an environment healthy work, stable income and flexibility to employees. Born in Lima, the designer uses Peruvian fibers like organic cotton and baby alpaca, two sustainable fabrics that minimize the carbon footprint of her line, to create her New York ready-to-wear brand. Inspired by the tradition of haute couture runway drapes, one of the designer’s favorite pieces is the maria shirta minimalist collared blouse that’s comfortable enough to travel in and made from cupro, a type of rayon, and organic cotton.

Courtesy of Luiny


New York-based Puerto Rican designer Luiny Rivera left the Caribbean nearly 10 years ago to pursue her career as an artist. She began experimenting with jewelry design while working in fashion retail, where she used scraps through broken accessories, turning them into original new designs. A blend of contemporary and eclectic styles inspired by ornamental art from around the world, its eponymous line tells the story of Puerto Rico through its vibrant colors and undulating shapes evoking the land and sea of ​​the island. Like a sculptor, she hand sculpts most of her pieces from wax and uses a casting process to craft pieces like her line of rings named after some of his favorite artists: Mondrian, Hilma and Krasner.

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Mola Sasa

Yasmin Sabet launched Mola Sasa nearly five years ago in Bogotá to bridge the gap between tradition and progress in the Colombian fashion industry. To make its line of handbags, Sabet works with more than 80 craftswomen, many of whom specialize in the hand weaving of natural fibers such as estera palm leaves to form colorful bins and cana arrow and maguey TO DO hoop earrings. Among the brand’s most sought-after pieces are the colorful Kuna clutcheseach of which represents the culture, beliefs and traditions of the Kuna communities in the jungles of northern Colombia who pass on the history of their culture in molas: a textile formed from an appliqué technique consisting of hand-sewing cut-out layers of fabric.

Courtesy of Encrudo


When Ana Paula Isaac opened Encrudo in 2018, she both transformed and elevated Mexico’s age-old pottery into ornamental exhibits. Its range of high-fired terracotta-colored stoneware is crafted and sanded by hand and can be found in boutique hotels like the new Octavia Casa in Mexico City’s leafy Condesa district. Born from the need to accentuate spaces and enhance the individuality of objects with a decorative and utilitarian vocation, objects such as the botellon vase are handcrafted in partnership with Mexican artisans in Tonalá, a town 45 minutes from Isaac’s hometown of Guadalajara in the western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Courtesy of Facón


With a desire to share Argentinian art with the world, Martín Bustamante opened interior design store Facón in 2016, now located in the Chacarita neighborhood of Buenos Aires. He leads the production of the brand’s exclusive product line, partnering with artisans across the country to create items such as language-wooden benches made by the Mapuche communities of Patagonia and jaguar and owl masks made from yuchan wood by the Chane community in the country’s rugged northwest. Inspired by the country gaucho culture, one of Bustamante’s most prized collaborations is his line of floor the rugs; he paints designs in watercolors and passes them to a Salta-based weaver who weaves each piece by hand.

Courtesy of Flavia Aranha

Flavia Aranha

Since creating her eponymous line of contemporary women’s kimonos, sweaters and accessories more than 10 years ago, designer Flavia Aranha has become both a chemist and a botanist. Using discarded plants, nuts and seeds native to Brazil, she experimented with natural dye processes to dye organic linen, cotton and silk, forming the country’s first-ever natural dye brand. She also collaborates with artisans to create jewelry like these pearl necklaces.

Whistler’s ‘Peacock Room’ open after weeks of restoration | At the Smithsonian Thu, 29 Sep 2022 14:00:28 +0000

It’s quite laborious to restore a single table. It’s something quite different to apply the meticulous process to an entire, elaborate piece that’s over a century old.

In the case of the single Peacock Roomoriginally painted by James McNeill Whistler for the dining room of a London art patron, largely against his wishes, his latest gleaming restoration has just been reopened in the Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art after months of work.

“This room is one of the masterpieces of late 19th century art and design,” says the museum’s curator of American art. Diana Greenwold. “It is a vivid reminder of the genius of James McNeill Whistler as well as a way to tell important stories about artists, patrons and the art market. We’re also using this space to start exploring more stories about Orientalism, appropriation and empire.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, c.  1870

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, c. 1870

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“We had to do it much more carefully in this space because of the historic painted walls and the fact that it is essentially an object,” said the museum curator. Jennifer Bosworth. “It’s like working inside an object.” It was the first major conservation in 30 years. With one small brush at a time, workers painstakingly cleaned and restored the ambitious work, which had sparked its own storm of controversy in its time, the results of which are also reflected on the walls.

The play, whose full title is Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room, has as its centerpiece an earlier Whistler painting, with its own color-specific title, Pink and silver: the princess of the country of porcelain.

As such, the British shipping magnate Frederick Richard Leyland, wanted his dining room to have an intricate latticework frame of carved walnut shelves to show off his own collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain. original designer Thomas Jeckyll planned a room that highlighted the rose and silver of the painting, with a red border on the floor and 16th-century rose-painted leather wall hangings from the Tudor period of Henry VIII. Whistler was given free rein from the hall in 1877 when Jeckyll fell ill and Leyland left London to attend to business in Liverpool.

Whistler initially got permission to change the roses on the leather wall hangings to yellow, as he thought they clashed with the tones of his paint; and the addition of a wave pattern to the cornice and paneling. But the artist went further, becoming more elaborate as he went, creating a dazzling room-sized composition in blue and green with white glazing and gold leaf.

Art and Money, Peacock Room

After his falling out with his patron Frederick Leyland, Whistler finished the piece with an elaborate painting of two fighting peacocks, one of them weighted down with silver and titled, Art and money: or, the story of the bedroom.

Freer Art Gallery

“Well, you know, I just painted,” Whistler wrote. “I continued, without drawing or sketching, it grew as I painted. And towards the end I got to such a point of perfection – putting every key in with such freedom – that when I got to the corner where I started, well, I had to repaint part of it, because the difference would have been too marked. And the harmony in blue and gold that develops, you know, I forgot everything in my joy!

“He went crazy and painted everything that Leyland didn’t know,” Bosworth says. “Leyland came back and was very unhappy, it was not at all what he had planned. And they had a big falling out.

Leyland called Whistler “an artistic Barnum”, according to Susan Hobbs, former curator of American art at the Freer Gallery. They argued over the price as well as the very different direction of the piece – and the fact that Whistler had welcomed people into the room to watch his work progress as the summer progressed. The original designer, Jeckyll, also had a severe adverse reaction, collapsing after seeing it and dying in an asylum three years later.

The artist-patron relationship between Leyland and Whistler was severed forever. But when the artist had the opportunity to return home when the shipbuilder was away, he finished the piece with an elaborate painting of two fighting peacocks, one of them weighed down with silver. His title : Art and money: or, the story of the bedroom.

He had painted a harsher reaction to the incident in an 1879 painting showing his former patron as a demonic peacock playing the piano, titled The Golden Crust: Eruption at Frilthy Lucre (The Creditor). By then, Whistler was deeply in debt, with Leyland being its main creditor.

Leyland, for his part, grew to accept the piece, keeping it intact until he sold the house. An art dealer exhibited it and attempted to sell it to Charles Lang Freer, a Whistler enthusiast who had previously purchased the Princess of the Land of Porcelain.

Princess of the Land of Porcelain

from Whistler Princess of the Land of Porcelain, 1863-1865, hangs over the fireplace.

Freer Art Gallery

Freer said at the time that he had no use for the whole room – “I never liked the architectural design of the bookshelves and the ceiling,” he wrote in a cable to the dealer. But he later reconsidered, saying in a letter to Whistler’s sister-in-law and executor of Whistler’s estate that to be reunited with the original painting for the DC museum he was planning, maybe “the peacocks on the shutters and in the panels should be left to reign in glory and feel their pride as their creator intended.

Because of the hall’s construction – on a wooden trellis which made it easy to dismantle and ship – Freer rebuilt the Peacock Room first in his Detroit mansion after its purchase in 1906, carefully displaying his own rich collection of porcelain from Syria, Iran, Korea, China, Japan and even notable works from local Pewabic pottery in Detroit, the only piece of American decorative art Freer included in his bequest to the Smithsonian. Combining old works with Whistler’s paintings helped prove Freer’s belief that “all works of art belong together, regardless of their period.”

The newly reopened room in the form of an exhibition entitled The Peacock Room is coming to America,” 99 years after the opening of the Freer Gallery appears as close as possible to how the museum’s founder originally displayed it, according to careful examination of 1908 photographs of Freer’s home cross-checked with Freer’s holdings.

Porcelain on the walls

Freer rebuilt the Peacock Room first in his Detroit mansion displaying his own rich collection of porcelain.

Freer Art Gallery

“Many of these pieces were part of our collection,” says the restorer Ellen Chase. “So it was possible for our former American curator Lee Glazer to go through the photographs and identify with a number of other staff the pieces of the photographs so that we could correlate the 1908 images with the current collection and put them on the shelves. ”

There are about 250 pieces in all, most of which were in Freer’s original exhibit, Chase says. “There are some where you couldn’t tell because we had several pieces that were somewhat similar, but I have to say the majority of them are the ones that were identified from the photographs.”

Restoration of Peacock Room, then meant processing a large number of different materials. “We have leather, we have wood, we have canvas,” says Bosworth. “There is gilding and there is painting. So a lot is going on and a lot of things can react in different ways to changes in the environment.

This was particularly the case for the shutters, which in recent years have been opened one day a month to let the sun in, to give a glimpse of how the room would look during the day. The opening of the shutters has become a big event. “People would pull out their phones and get a video of you opening the windows,” Chase says. But that also meant wear and tear on the shutters, painted inside with perhaps the fanciest peacocks.

curator at work

Smithsonian curator Jenifer Bosworth and her colleagues painstakingly restored historic painted walls and other materials during the first major restoration of the Peacock Room in 30 years.

Freer Art Gallery

Now, given the necessary restoration, the Peacock Room at 145, quite preens.

“It’s beyond a historic room; it’s beyond a painting,” says Chase. “The piece itself is the work of art.”

And underlying the beauty is a pretty compelling story. “It would definitely be on social media now like this great splashy story of artist and patron,” Bosworth said.

But it also shows a moment of inspiration for Whistler. “It’s like he gave himself to this room and he thought Leyland was going to love it. And then when he was upset for various reasons, and I also understand Leyland’s reaction to a certain extent,” says Bosworth. “He was so angry and when you see the results of his anger all over the wall. So in the room now you have this in-depth case of creating this experience and then you see his emotional reaction at the end. It’s a pretty nice contradiction.

“The Peacock Room Comes to America” is open at the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. The Peacock Room shutters are open on the third Thursday of every month.

40 toys for 4 year old girls Thu, 29 Sep 2022 06:59:51 +0000

Ashlyn™ Doll

Ashlyn is the group’s events coordinator and future princess. She will always give a hug to a friend who needs it, so you can count on her. When Ashlyn dresses up as a princess, she goes out of her way to treat others with kindness, like a real princess would. This package would include an AshlynTM doll suitable for young girls. Her long, silky brown hair, which she can brush and style, is complemented by her brown eyes, freckled cheeks, and freckled skin. Also, a princess crown on a pink headband, a pale pink underwear set, pink sequin Mary Jane boots, a petal pink garment with a lace-up front that looks like gold metal with a hemmed skirt detachable high-low, and a gold sequin belt.

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Christmas Fidget Pop-It Toy

Let your child experience the joy of Christmas with this irresistible, entertaining and relaxing toy. Adorned with vibrant and eye-catching holiday colors, this toy guarantees endless satisfying texture, sound and reusability for that mesmerizing feel good, popping bubble wrap is now on a whole new level. This fidget is made of 100% food grade silicone, odorless, BPA free and non-toxic. Your little girl can play with this toy as she pleases without any worry of breakage as this toy is flexible and tear resistant. Once she starts popping, there’s no stopping it until her itch is completely gone. This gives you, the parent/guardian, plenty of time to complete other vacation duties without interruption.

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Four Piece Unicorn Plush Toy

The materials used to make this four piece plush unicorn girl toy are of the highest quality. It’s a soft and cuddly toy that comes with a baby and mummy unicorn, plus a blanket, all in an extra large, easy-to-carry pink furry purse. Every piece in this set is durable, washable, and CPC certified safe in the USA. This means that the products have been independently tested and found to be safe and appropriate for your children. This toy is ideal as your child’s travel companion as it is portable. Give this toy to your little princess for Christmas and you can be sure she will have a lot of fun with it.

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Prysyed Children’s Phone

This will be your child’s new favorite toy. This is a toddler role play phone that combines the functions of phone and music player. It also allows you to capture images because it has an autofocus function, which greatly improves the definition of the photo. It also has a high quality speaker, ideal for children learning and listening to music. Other features include a portable lanyard for carrying and on the go, video camera, alarm clock, games and voice recorder for more imaginative ways to play. The shockproof shell of this toy provides effective fall protection. It has a powerful battery that allows you to extend photo sessions or listen to music for up to two hours after a full charge. A micro-SD card and a USB type-C cable are provided to store thousands of photos and for easy recharging.

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Asago Magnetic Blocks

Playing is one of the best ways to learn. This set of magnetic building blocks not only encourages kids to grow in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, but also lets them have fun stacking and connecting. It is a fantastic educational toy. In terms of safety, the electrostatic stacking bricks are designed with curved corners to ensure a smooth feel. Magnetic kids tiles have been treated with ultrasonic technology to improve sealing and prevent breakage. Your four-year-old can learn to recognize colors and geometric shapes such as 3D shapes, number counts, magnetic opposites, and architectural design. It is the ideal educational gift for school-aged children.

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Golray tea set

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Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant Double Sided Wooden Play Space

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ORIAN Princess Castle Playhouse Tent

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US Hand File Tool Market to Hit $96.28 Million by Wed, 28 Sep 2022 20:30:00 +0000

Chicago, Sept. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the latest research report from Arizton, the U.S. hand tool market is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 4% during the period 2022-2027. The construction industry in the United States is one of the largest in the world, with annual expenditures of over $1.2 trillion. Construction projects are underway in all major regions of the country, creating high growth potential for the construction industry and its related industries during the forecast period. The demand for hand tools, such as hand files, is heavily influenced by the construction and renovation industry, as well as the growing construction activities in the country. This should drive demand for American hand tools.

Scope of the U.S. Hand File Tools Market Report

Report attributes Details
MARKET SIZE (2027) $96.28 million
MARKET SIZE (2021) $77.34 million
CAGR (2022-2027) 3.72%
MARKET SEGMENTS File type, machinist files, saw files, application and cutting degrees
GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS The United States (California, Michigan, Oregon, Alabama and Washington)
PARTICIPANT COVERAGE 3 key suppliers and 16 other important suppliers

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The hand file market is expected to grow in the coming years owing to the growing number of industries and manufacturing facilities. It is difficult to produce a part or component in the automotive industry without hand files, as it can be difficult to work on handicrafts without file equipment. For example, it is imperative to use the correct file with the correct shape, size and coarseness to achieve the required results. Property renovations are growing in popularity as developed countries with higher disposable income and emerging countries see an increase in demand for hand files.

In 2019, North America also accounted for 52.2% of global aerospace parts manufacturing. This was further fueled by the fact that there was an increase in people’s purchasing power. Therefore, there has been an improvement in the choice of travel demand. This has also been fueled since low cost carriers were introduced by airlines. This implies that the need to manufacture aircraft will only increase. This scenario is expected to remain constant throughout the forecast period due to increasing air traffic in the region. The new aircraft built with precision parts will use hand tools, such as files, to improve overall productivity. It is expected to increase the growth of the hand file tools market.

Also, there has been an increase in the number of people engaging in DIY activities that require a lot of hand tools, such as files, which are one of the most important tools for shaping, scraping and finishing with precision the article. . When the pandemic situation improved and people wanted to see a change in their surroundings, the demand for interior design increased, eventually leading to an increase in the demand for hand tools and filing equipment on the market.


  • The machinist files segment holds the largest market share of approximately 47.12% of all other hand file tool categories.
  • The US Saw Type Hand Files Market was estimated at $22.43 in 2021 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.56% and reach $29.32 Million by 2027.
  • The saw type file segment holds the 2nd largest market share of approximately 29% of all other hand file tool categories.
  • Hand file tools can be categorized into metal and wood files. Although the files don’t differ much in appearance, there are still distinct characteristics separating wood files from metal files.
  • Metalwork occupies the largest share of about 68.12%, and wood files occupy about 31.88% when it comes to the application of hand file tools.

Main suppliers

  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Snap On Incorporated
  • Apex Tool Group (ATG)

Other Important Suppliers

  • Wruth
  • ICS cutting tools
  • United Kingdom
  • Remax tools
  • Falcon Tool Company
  • Texas WoodWorld
  • Ampco Safety Tools
  • Western States Hardware, Inc.
  • Intercon USA Inc.
  • EMR Company
  • Genius Tools USA
  • Warrensville file and knife
  • com
  • Federal File Co.
  • McKeever/Wiltshire File Company

Market segmentation

File type

  • Machinist files
  • saw files
  • Others

Machinist files

  • Flat and hand files
  • Round files
  • Half round files
  • Square files
  • Triangle files
  • Others

saw files

  • Tapered files
  • chainsaw file
  • mill file
  • Others


Cutting grades

  • Bastard cut
  • second cut
  • Smooth cut


  • United States
    • California
    • Michigan
    • Oregon
    • Alabama
    • Washington

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		Metal sculptor Denice Bizot presented the artist in October at the In-Town gallery
		Wed, 28 Sep 2022 14:11:45 +0000


In-Town Gallery presents an exhibition of works by innovative metal sculptor Denice Bizot. The title of his show is “The Shape of Things,” and he will feature spectacularly shaped three-dimensional artwork that has been enhanced with alcohol inks.

Often inspired by mundane objects and shapes that arise by chance, Bizot is renowned for creating art that combines seemingly contradictory elements such as straight lines and soft curves or common objects with abstract design. Beginning with a reception on Friday, October 7 from 5-8 p.m., “The Shape of Things” will run through October 31.

“For this exhibition,” she says, “biomorphic and irregular forms continue to inform my work with a renewed interest in the meshing of hard edge lines and flowing curves into bas-relief forms. I use inks to color my pieces with a palette inspired by images of our galaxy taken many light years away.

Denice Bizot is an important member of the Chattanooga art scene, known for her original use of materials. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Loyola University, she worked exclusively in an art gallery setting before moving on to designing home furnishings. Her work can be seen in public spaces around Chattanooga as well as corporate collections in Amsterdam, New York, Houston, New Orleans, Hattiesburg, MS and Tennessee. It is part of many private collections across the United States, including that of Catherine Zeta-Jones.

In-Town Gallery is a cooperative gallery located on the North Shore of Chattanooga at 26A Frazier Avenue. We are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on Tuesday) and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Our artists offer a diverse range of original artwork and fine craftsmanship including paintings in various mediums, sculptures, flame-worked glass, pottery, wood and metal works, jewelry and fine art photography.

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